Essay about The Health Care Act ( Aca )

782 Words Nov 11th, 2015 4 Pages
Fully understanding ones biases, stereotyping and prejudices is valuable across all industries and many job titles, however, in healthcare it is essential. Ethically the responsibility, quality of service and quality of care by healthcare professionals cannot be ruled by biases, prejudices and stereotypical beliefs. Every patient should be treated fairly, justly and receive the same level of care as other population segments. Additionally, it is the obligation of the healthcare provider to know how to communicate and treat that patient by understanding who the patient is within the healthcare provider’s ability and knowledge base. Everyone in the United States has the right to quality healthcare.
I have been on the financial administrative side of healthcare for almost 20 years, working with the uninsured and underinsured on behalf of my hospital clients. Before the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as Obamacare) this population was traditionally the homeless, the long-term unemployed and the poor. Since the great economic recession from 2007 – 2009 the uninsured fastest growing segments are homeless children and the employed who could not afford health insurance. The ACA has relieved some of that burden and provided the uninsured with Medicaid expansion programs (not available in all states) and basic health plans. Historically, the demographics of the aforementioned populations are minorities, the homeless, and the poor, including the working poor. This is the…

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